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    magister18th April 2006 12:36

    Training Location Closures

    Did the minister state last year that no training centres would close as a result of the new re-org or amalgamation of units?


    Goldie fish18th April 2006 14:57

    If he did, there are local councils in my area holding meetings about what to do with the RDF hall when the rdf "eventually move out".


    Bam Bam18th April 2006 15:45

    same with our hall. Local council wants to turn it into a community centre or some such nonsence.


    happenin18th April 2006 16:04

    Is it not belonged to the dod? Fup them. They'll never get our hall


    Goldie fish18th April 2006 16:13

    Unless the department decide to give it back that is. In many cases these training centres were on 50 year leases to the DF, from the local council. As most of these halls came into use by the LDF during or after the Emergency...the lease is well past.


    Joshua18th April 2006 16:37

    I heard that the only training centre in Dún Laoghaire is being closed from the 28th of April because the DoD wont pay the lease ( €47,000 per annum approx).
    This will leave one of the largest youth populations, per local authority area, without any reserve presence. The training centre for B Coy 62 Bn is being moved to Bray, which apart from being in a different county is being used by a different unit already!

    When this centre goes, who’s to say the next most expensive training centre will be next for the chop. B Coy have been actively looking for a place in their area ,but without knowing how much the DoD is willing to pay in rent their hands are tied.

    Whats the story?




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  • #2
    And from Minister's written answers 28-MAR-2006 the following :
    [ In addition , just in case you think you may be safe in Bray ]

    109. Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Defence
    the approaches which have been made to his
    Department seeking to purchase property at
    Rockbrac House, Bray, County Wicklow; and if
    he will make a statement on the matter.
    [11860/06]
    Minister for Defence (Mr. O’Dea): My Department
    currently holds the house and lands at the
    location in question, comprising an area of 4.83
    acres in all, under lease. Over the years the
    Department has received approaches regarding
    the disposal of its interest in the property. It is
    not the practice to divulge the identity of such
    interested parties. The Department’s property
    portfolio is kept under continual review and any
    properties deemed surplus to military requirements
    will be disposed of to fund much needed
    investment, to meet the equipment and infrastructure
    needs of the Defence Forces.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Joshua
      I heard that the only training centre in Dún Laoghaire is being closed from the 28th of April because the DoD wont pay the lease ( €47,000 per annum approx).
      This will leave one of the largest youth populations, per local authority area, without any reserve presence. The training centre for B Coy 62 Bn is being moved to Bray, which apart from being in a different county is being used by a different unit already!

      When this centre goes, who’s to say the next most expensive training centre will be next for the chop. B Coy have been actively looking for a place in their area ,but without knowing how much the DoD is willing to pay in rent their hands are tied.

      Whats the story?
      B Coy may be moving to Bray but that does not mean all it's members will be moving there.

      Of course the move is completely unjustified. The company has the largest cachment area in for one sub unit in the whole country. -c.200,000 which all live within a relatively small area.

      The problem is the unit is not very well know in the area so the public don't know about it (in general) and therefore don't care. Therefore, those cowboys (and cowgirls) in government can get away it.

      A unit which has been present in the area for over 60 years, and which was there when its country needed it (the emergency, the troubles etc...) is essentially going to vanish tomorrow.
      Last edited by bulldemboots!; 25 April 2006, 18:32.

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      • #4
        RE: Dún Laoghaire

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        • #5
          "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

          "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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          • #6
            There were some great speeches last night. Really got the blood up. We ain't leaving without a fight was the overriding theme.
            To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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            • #7
              "Construction firm employee's and equipment surround entrenched armed Army Resevists"

              While the contruction firms employess are equipped with shovels and spades, diggers and cement mixers. The Reseviists have held off countless advances on their position through the use of aggressive fire from assault rifles and machine guns.

              A spokesman for the construction firm said that they are keeping there vehicles and heavy equipment away from the area as it is rumoured that the Reserveists have a number of AT weapons at there disposal.

              The situation is set to continue for at least the rest of the day.


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              • #8
                Haha, indymedia wouldn't know who to side with... The people who the government are throwing out, or the people who are getting rid of the army!

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                • #9
                  Neither the Department or the Military (PDF) care about the RDF or its facilities.

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                  • #10
                    RE: History

                    To put in context the issue of the closure of this centre this document on the history of the company might prove interesting reading to some.

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                    • #11
                      Sad to see a center go like that. At least if it was due to inactivity you could agree with the decision and eventually get over it. But to do this to a unit that has one of the lasgest catchment areas in the country is nuts. Nuts i say.
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                      • #12
                        Looks like the DoD is doing what it said it would do alright

                        "To provide significant additional resources for equipment and infrastructure broadly within the existing level of financial allocation." Qoute DoD White Paper 2000

                        Details of Estimated Defence Vote Expenditure for 2005 by Category



                        EXPENDITURE CATEGORY €m %
                        PDF Pay and allowances 466 61.4
                        Pay and allowances of civilian employees and RDF 45 6.0
                        Defensive equipment 35 4.6
                        Air Corps: equipment, fuel, maintenance, etc 40 5.3
                        Naval Service: equipment, fuel, maintenance etc. 10 1.3
                        Barracks expenses, repairs and maintenance of lands 30 3.9
                        Buildings – capital 19 2.6
                        Military Transport: new vehicles, fuel, repairs and maintenance 15 1.9
                        Compensation 14 1.8
                        Other non-pay military expenditure 54 7.1
                        Administrative budget 22 2.9
                        ESDP, Civil Defence Board, Irish Red Cross Society and Coiste an Asgard 9m 1.2%
                        TOTAL GROSS €758 100%

                        Note: Any discrepancies are due to rounding.



                        Buildings – capital 19 2.6
                        Pay and allowances of civilian employees and RDF 45 6.0

                        Maybe someone just looked at hese two and said, there you go cut them, get money
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                        • #13
                          Thats unfortunate to hear about your training centre are on the way out. Are one we use is actually under a new investment program which have seen new Security Perimeter Fences been put up,Newly Painted Interior, Planned New Shower Facilitys aswell as a possible updated store room and small kitchen facility.

                          Through good management are are Training Centre is utilised well by our own unit in the RDF aswell as are parent unit in the PDF and near by BTC for example thus highlighting the use of it and near by land as a valuable resource in its location to the whole of the DF its a pity it cant be like that for all units.
                          British officer: You're seven minutes late, Mr. Collins.
                          Michael Collins: You've kept us waiting 700 years. You can have your seven minutes.

                          [As the British flag comes down]

                          Michael Collins: So that's what all the bother was about.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Blue Max
                            Thats unfortunate to hear about your training centre are on the way out. Are one we use is actually under a new investment program which have seen new Security Perimeter Fences been put up,Newly Painted Interior, Planned New Shower Facilitys aswell as a possible updated store room and small kitchen facility.

                            So thats where the money went to.
                            To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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                            • #15
                              Would it be possible or feasible for the company to move back to Oatlands college? I used to go there and would say I'd be able to convince them to let us have it one night a week.
                              To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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